(Kansas City, MO) – WELD Racing, LLC today announced the appointment of Mr. Norman Young as President and Chief Executive Officer.   Young comes to WELD Racing, the leading manufacturer of highly-engineered forged aluminum wheels for the motorsports, off road, truck, and performance vehicle markets, with 25 years of success in the automotive industry with experience in the operations, sales, marketing and service sectors. Most recently, Mr. Young was CEO for ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company. Prior to that, Norman held several senior leadership roles at Delphi and SPX.   “I am very pleased to be joining an outstanding company such as WELD Racing. Their industry leadership in technology, design and brand positions WELD for tremendous growth over the next few years. I look forward to working with every member of the WELD team to build on a proven record of success,” said Young.   “We are excited to announce Norman Young’s appointment to WELD Racing. Norman brings industry knowledge and a market driven approach that will grow and expand upon WELD’s strong foundation,” said Peter Lehman, Granite Creek Managing Partner and WELD Racing Chairman.   A native of Canada, Young received his undergraduate degree from Ferris State University and his master’s in business administration from the DeVos Business School at Northwood University, both located in Michigan.   WELD Racing LLC, based in Kansas City, MO, is a brand, design and technology leader in the performance wheel market globally. WELD Racing is a USA manufacturer of advanced-technology wheels, serving the racing, truck and car enthusiast markets. WELD’s entire line of performance wheels can be seen at   WELD Racing is a Granite Creek company. Granite Creek invests in businesses with defensible market niches, recognized brands, strong intellectual property and/or manufacturing process assets led by entrepreneurial management teams in food/agribusiness, medical devices and instruments, and transportation industry sectors.